Tag Archives: UK Alcohol Recommendations

Moderate Levels of Alcohol Consumption: An Unequivocal Public Health Message? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary Meta-analysis of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (2016)’s 694 data sources, plus 592 other studies, suggests strongly that alcohol consumption is a leading risk factor for disease burden worldwide. Alcohol consumption may account for … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals

[A version of the first item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces informative appraisals of recent developments concerning elderly care … Continue reading

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Alcohol Guidelines (House of Commons Science and Technology Committee)

Summary This report supports an inquiry into current government alcohol guidelines. It recommends that current guidelines should be reviewed, with increased efforts on helping people understand and follow the guidelines. It is refreshing to note that this report attempts to … Continue reading

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Cognitive Risk

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 2, September 2011]. Summary This systematic review found that, generally, light to moderate drinking does not impair cognition in young people. Moderate drinking of … Continue reading

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Regular Alcohol Consumption May Help Prevent Dementia

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol regularly appears to protect against dementia, according to a new study in the journal Age and … Continue reading

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